Exercising Your Right to Better Health As a Diabetic

Fear motivates me to stay in shape. As a diabetic, fear of blindness and loss of limbs are big motivators. So is fear of massive stroke. Fear of pain would be up there too but, fortunately, I have never felt the pain of neuropathy, that pesky common condition for diabetics where your feet like they are being stabbed with pins and needles. For a good friend of mine who has only recently been diagnosed as diabetic, this condition wakes him up at night crying out in pain. Back to my original point, staying in shape. New research indicates that exercise may slow the development of pain due to diabetes-related neuropathy. So maybe I am afraid of pain as well, at least the kind of pain that can be avoided by regular exercise. See you at the gym!

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